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Old 06-06-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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Firefox crashes too often


THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR A WHILE, AND RIGHT NOW, IT JUST CRASHED RIGHT AS I WAS ABOUT TO ENTER A BID ON EBAY. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM!?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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NO, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FIREFOX CRASHING. THOUGH THERE APPEARS TO BE A BUG THAT'S CAUSING YOUR TEXT TO APPEAR IN ALL CAPS.

"What version of Firefox are you using?" would be my first question. My second question would be "Did you install it by downloading the binary from http://mozilla.org/firefox or from a Slack package?"

If the answer to the first is not 1.0.4, and/or the answer to the second is not the binary installer from Mozilla, my first suggestion would be to go to mozilla.org/firefox, download the firefox binary installer, and update your installation.

If that doesn't work, my third question would be what plugins you've installed?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:13 PM   #3
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I have been having this problem with Firefox 1.0.4 on Slack current. On other distros 1.0.4 works fine without any crashes.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:39 PM   #4
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I had the problem as well. I reinstalled via the slackpack in -current and problem was solved.

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Old 06-06-2005, 11:05 PM   #5
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I'll try reinstalling and see if that works for me.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 11:20 PM   #6
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Sorry, I was pretty angry when I made my first post.

Firefox has been crashing very often on me recently, and despite my first post, I love the browser too much to switch to anything else. It would just stop responding at random times, and only after say, 30 seconds, would KDE respond and shut down Firefox. Actually, sometimes, it would just shut down Firefox with no warning at all (i.e., you don't see a freeze, the crash is just very sudden).

It might have to do with Slack current. I'm not sure how it was working on 10.1. But it's definitely not a Firefox 1.0.4 problem, because I have been getting this problem on 1.0.1 and 1.0.2.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 04:05 AM   #7
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Firefox kept crashing on me when I had IPv6 support in the kernel. (I know this affected others too). Check ur kernel config and see if this is the cause.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 04:18 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by KMcD
Firefox kept crashing on me when I had IPv6 support in the kernel. (I know this affected others too). Check ur kernel config and see if this is the cause.
Negative. I have IPv6 compiled as a module, but lsmod does not show ipv6 loaded.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 04:54 AM   #9
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Slackware Firefox package may have some problems. I have the same crashing problem here too. In Debian, Firefox is totally crash-free (so far in version 1.0.4) for me.

Also try compiling from source or downloading the official binary installer. This might help.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 07:41 AM   #10
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i'm using firefox-1.04 from slack-current and working fine...no crashing at all
 
Old 06-07-2005, 08:41 AM   #11
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I'm using the binary install from mozilla.org. I don't see how that could be the difference, though, since AFAIK there's no compiling involved in the Slack package. Still.... It's worth getting rid of the package and trying the binary install anyway.

Do you keep your system in -current, or do you stick to numbered releases and update only what you need?
 
Old 06-07-2005, 10:39 AM   #12
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Maybe you just need a fresh install? You can completely uninstall it and reinstall it. Your settings should still be in your home folder. What extensions do you have? Certain extensions can make Firefox unstable.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 12:31 PM   #13
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yes, the firefox from -current works fine here. Maybe you got a bad extension or something. I'd install the -current (EVEN THOUGH you should never run -current packs on a non-current box, firefox is one that is alright, via. the way it's produced), and maybe ridding of your ~/.mozilla directory (save your settings if any are important).

Hope that helps
 
Old 06-07-2005, 01:00 PM   #14
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I get crashing with plugins, especially quicktime in pages, but it is not 100% consistent.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 01:17 PM   #15
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This was the subject of a previous thread. The Firefox version in question at that time was 1.0.3 and there were many suspected causes. Initially, I was using the binary firefox install without libidl (which was in /gnome at the time). Firefox would start but would often crash. When I compiled my own version of firefox the missing dependency came to light. Compiling your own firefox may be a good way to sort this out plus the resulting compile will be based on the libaries on your particular system. Besides, it is kinda fun

Previous Firefox crash thread with compile instructions
 
  


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